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April 24, 2015 - 5:12am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington's biggest, celebrity-obsessed weekends with his new documentary "Nerd Prom."

The film by Patrick Gavin was released online this month. It takes a critical look at the White House Correspondents Association dinner and the slew of parties and VIP receptions that now span several days around the main event.

The correspondents' dinner draws the...

April 24, 2015 - 4:48am
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville swingers club has transformed itself into a church after neighbors blocked it from opening next to a suburban Christian school. Now it's challenging the city to prove it's not a legitimate house of worship.

The president of Goodpasture Christian School received an anonymous tip about the club in November. He worked with religious leaders and the Metro Council to block it from opening.

That's when The Social Club...

April 24, 2015 - 4:30am
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A group within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is fighting a Tribal Council decision to give itself half a million dollars in raises.

The group says the lawmakers violated tribal law by voting in October to give current and former council members pay raises retroactive to 2010. They sent a letter to council members and acting Attorney General Hannah Smith. Smith declined to comment.

Attorney Meghann Burke says the group...

April 24, 2015 - 4:07am
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some are arguing former CIA Director David Petraeus received preferential treatment in his sentence for providing classified information to his mistress, who was also his biographer.

Petraeus was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 on a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney who regularly represents clients in national...

April 24, 2015 - 3:18am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.

Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio both took products off shelves this week after listeria was discovered in their products. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four...

April 24, 2015 - 3:14am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, President Barack Obama stood before a military audience and spoke of the "heartbreaking tragedy" of accidental civilian deaths caused by the U.S. military in the fight against terrorism.

Now, with news of the death of two Western hostages in a CIA drone strike, the president has received a brutal fresh reminder of the risks to civilians in wartime.

The president says it is a "cruel and bitter truth" that deadly...

April 24, 2015 - 3:12am
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NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend during an argument has been convicted of murder.

Authorities say 24-year-old Shayna Hubers shot 29-year-old Ryan Poston six times at his condominium in 2012 after the couple fought. Hubers has said she shot Poston in self-defense.

WXIX-TV ( reports the jury deliberated for close to five hours Thursday before handing down the verdict. Hubers will be...

April 24, 2015 - 2:18am
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DALLAS (AP) — The fiancee of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. hopes her memoir provides some resolution to a story that spanned two decades, from Africa to a Dallas hospital.

Louise Troh wrote "My Spirit Took You In" with a former journalist. It will be released next week. Troh tells The Associated Press she finds some comfort in the idea that Thomas Eric Duncan's illness raised awareness in the United States about Ebola.

Duncan was diagnosed with...

April 24, 2015 - 2:13am
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl he then lived with for a decade.

An Orange County Superior Court judge made the decision Friday after hearing preliminary evidence against 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, who has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say Garcia abducted the teenage daughter of a girlfriend in 2004 and whisked her away to a neighboring county...

April 24, 2015 - 2:10am
1 week 3 days ago

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Studying for a bachelor's in beer? Or perhaps a master's in malt?

Those degrees aren't out there yet but more college students are learning to brew craft beer as part of their studies these days.

At California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, students are not just making beer at the college's new Innovation Brew Works. They're also selling it to fellow students at the microbrewery's cafe.

Cal Poly...

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